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Cork-lid trapdoor spider (Cyclocosmia sp.) - DSC_0979 | by nickybay
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Cork-lid trapdoor spider (Cyclocosmia sp.) - DSC_0979

Photographed under captivity for documentation purposes.

 

The cork-lid trapdoor spider has a highly sclerotised and abruptly truncated abdominal posterior, which is used as a plug to its burrow entrance. This prevents any effective attacks from predators such as wasps.

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Uploaded on March 25, 2019